ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College is taking a strong stance against sexual assault as it hosted its first 'Clothesline Project.'
The idea is pretty simple: grab a t-shirt and decorate it with an inspiring message to survivors of sexual assault. Once they are done, the t-shirt will hang on campus as a visual protest against violence.
It also is a visual reminder that victims have a voice and they aren't forgotten. It also lends encouragement to victims to report a sexual assault or any other crime that's been commuted against them.
The Clothesline Project is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women.
It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.
With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.